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Welcome to Competitions

The Craft Guild of Chefs is proud to celebrate with them.

Here you will find everything you need to know about the various culinary competitions that take place throughout the year - everything from the flagship National Chef of the Year contest through to the specialist Tilda Chef of the Year Competition.

This section will reveal where each is taking place, how you can get involved and those all important winners and runners up.


Current competitions:

Previous competitions:

Latest Competition News

09th Oct 2019

Wessex Salon Culinaire showcases student chefs

By: Edward Waddell
Gold award recipients included Louis Haynes from Brockenhurst College for the risotto challenge, Samantha Gibb from Brooklands College for the afternoon tea pastries, Shanay Thomas from central

09th Oct 2019

Craft Guild crowns Young National Chef of the Year 2020

By: Edward Waddell
The ten finalists were asked to create two different vegetarian or vegan canapés for the starter and a Norwegian cod main course garnished and served with a hot, warm or cold sauce. The finalists

More Competitions News

18th Nov 2013
The contest, sponsored by Cheshire-based Essential Cuisine, invites young people from across Greater Manchester, Lancashire,...
11th Nov 2013
The event, organised by the Craft Guild, will take place from May 28-29 at Brockenhurst College in Brockenhurst, Hampshire,...
11th Nov 2013
Runners up were Luke Smith, head chef at the Level 39 restaurant in Canada Square for CH&Co, and Gareth Ruck, sous chef at...
11th Nov 2013
Now in its fourth year, the all day event sponsored by Major International was held at Cambridge Regional College on October...
08th Nov 2013
The competition, organised by the Craft Guild of Chefs and attended by vice president Steve Scuffell, was held in the Academy...
18th Oct 2013
Last year Guernsey’s team lifted the Peter Queree trophy, named after well-known former head of catering at the Highlands...
16th Oct 2013
Now in its third year, the competition created as a tribute to the late Winnie Myers, a well respected member of the Craft...
10th Oct 2013
Tabasco, owned by the US based McIlhenny Company, in association with the Craft Guild of Chefs is holding the Student Street...
10th Oct 2013
Judges from the Craft Guild of Chefs, the catering industry and the catering education sector, represented by chair of judges...
10th Oct 2013
The annual competition, which for the first time welcomes new sponsors BD Foods and ABP Food Group for this year’s challenge,...